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  • play__out
    Online Oct 2, 2013

    play play | anywhere, India

    Joined: Jul 20, 2011

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    Online May 1, 2014

    Play Play | United States

    Joined: Sep 8, 2013

  • SamanPerera
    Online Jul 3, 2014

    Play Play | Sri Lanka

    Joined: Jul 3, 2014

  • Idont-play-chess3
    Online Aug 31, 2014

    Play No'Chess | Googunberg, Romania

    Joined: Aug 31, 2014

  • play-ysn
    Online Sep 8, 2015

    play ysn | rabat, Morocco

    Joined: May 1, 2015

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  • Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn

    We continue our exploration of common chess patterns today by looking look at the pattern "a bishop behind a pawn." While most of you have probably heard about "Tarrasch rule" which recommends putting...

  • Don’t Mock The Mockingbird

    • IM Silman
    • Dec 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

    This week we’re going to look at the games of the member Mockingbird2, who is majoring in chemical engineering but thinks he can become a chess master in another two years. At the moment he’s...

  • Willa and Edith

         Nowadays information lies at our fingertips.  One might even argue that there is such an overflow that the effect is numbing and that the preciousness of the information lowers in...

  • Don't Worry About Your Rating

    The rating system is very accurate. That's obviously good... ...but it's also potentially bad. Humans can't help but be affected by perceptions. When players first start rated play, they are often unaware of...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

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  • Delay disaster.

    You will never have a high rating with a free membership on if you are a busy person. The most of the games here are being played 3 day|move that is too quick for a good human analysis. So you need to...

  • London Chess Classic 1: Nothing personal

      Wesley So said he didn’t realise it was Hikaru Nakamura’s birthday after ruthlessly exploiting his opponent’s blunder on move 13 to almost seal victory in the overall Grand Chess Tour. Vladimir Kramnik said it’s...

  • RAR match! Versus Samuel Deng

    In light of the famous Doknjas vs. He match that thousands tuned into, I have decided to attract millions with a much more important match, a RAR match between Me and Samuel Deng (RookSacrifice) These are similar...

  • Pawnless Endings Part 2: KNB vs K

    A lot of people have written about how to force mate with a Knight and a Bishop.  While you might think that my contribution will be "just another" article on the same old stuff, consider this.  I can do this mate...


    • darbeh
    • Dec 9, 2016, 10:06 AM


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  • Wesley So Breaks 2800 In London Chess Classic

    Today Wesley So became the 12th player of all time to break 2800. His win with White over Michael Adams was fluid and representative of the excellent form he has been in for much of 2016. So is making...

  • Aronian, So, Kramnik Win; Take Early London Lead

    Last year's inaugural Grand Chess Tour ended with a late-night playoff in London after the final round. This year, the opening day may end up being the decider. The concluding London Chess Classic, the...

  • London Chess Classic Takes Off Tomorrow

    It's the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour, and it's just around the corner: the London Chess Classic. Tomorrow the traditional super tournament in the British capital starts with eight players from the world's...

  • Nakamura, Dlugy Top Titled Tuesday

    GM Hikaru Nakamura won his record seventh Titled Tuesday to close out 2016. His win came in the late Titled Tuesday, which he shared with a large pack of six players on 7.0/9: GMs Laurent Fressinet, Aleksander Shimanov,...

  • Baden-Baden's Title Hunt: Anand, Caruana, MVL On Top Boards

    Last weekend, OSC Baden-Baden made its intentions clear: It wants to win back the title in the German league. For its matches on Saturday and Sunday, it had Viswanathan Anand, Fabiano Caruana, and Maxime...

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